According to Weather.com, the game between the Raiders and the Bills will take place in, you guessed it, rain. We are looking at 90 percent precipitation throughout the game in Orchard Park. Temperatures will be in the low 40s with humidity in the low 90 percentiles.
Wind will definitely be a factor in this game, as we are looking at a 14 mile per hour north by northeast wind throughout the ball game. At least it’s not cold enough for snow, right? Frankly, both teams have to play in this sloppy mess. We’ll see how this goes.
Obviously, ball security is paramount in this game. Raiders quarterback Derek Carr has to be very precise with his throws. Historically, he has not played well in cold weather games. This will be the first frigid one he’ll play in this year. Oakland will need to pound the rock with conviction, as well as stuff the run to win this ball game.
Since Buffalo is more used to playing in these type of conditions, this game could play very much into the Bills’ favor. It’s all the more reason that the Raiders will need to play with great energy and focus on Sunday, even if it is an early start for the West Coast team playing out on the East Coast.